STATUS: UNDER CONSTRUCTION – Expected Completion Spring 2019
CONCEPT: Despite the relatively wide Lower East Side parcel, the lack of an alley forced a driveway down the length of this urban lot. Combined with the client’s request for a semi-private garden, a decision was made to locate the narrow main mass of the house tight to the northern property line. With tall neighboring Victorian houses from the 1880s flanking it, proportions were attenuated vertically to emphasize the relative height, without necessitating a gabled roof. This height is offset by the lower entry wall and sheltered porch off the Main Hall of the building, a through-space that opens both to the street and the interior garden.